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DEFINITION: Polymorphic malware is harmful, destructive or intrusive computer software such as a virus, worm, Trojan or spyware that constantly changes ("morphs"), making it difficult to detect with anti-malware programs. Evolution of the malicious code can occur in a variety of ways such as filename changes, compression and encryption with variable keys.Although the appearance of the code in polymorphic malware  … 
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How to Protect Against Ransomware
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: What does a typical ransomware attack look like? What security solutions should be in place to give the best possible defense? Discover the critical security technologies that every IT setup should include to thwart today's ransomware.
Posted: 05 Jul 2017 | Published: 05 Jul 2017

Sophos, Inc.

Waste Less Time Fighting Ransomware
sponsored by Comstor
PODCAST: Don't become another ransomware casualty in their growing number of attacks. Learn the inner working of the modern ransomware threat, as well as how to prevent and contain it from harming your organization.
Posted: 30 Jun 2017 | Premiered: Jun 30, 2017

Comstor

30 Minutes to a More Secure Enterprise
sponsored by Comstor
WHITE PAPER: Traditional defenses are no longer enough as under-the-radar attacks are wreaking havoc on enterprises that rely on antivirus products, firewalls, and sandboxing alone. Given the strain on your staff and already tight budget, DNS-layer security is becoming more valuable, especially as your first line of defense.
Posted: 29 Jun 2017 | Published: 29 Jun 2017

Comstor

How to Detect & Respond to a Petya Ransomware Attack
sponsored by AlienVault
WHITE PAPER: On June 27th 2017, a new "Petya-like" form of ransomware spread from Ukraine to wreak havoc around the globe, crippling thousands of computers. Access this white paper to learn the 5 things we know for sure about this new threat and 5 steps to can take to respond to it.
Posted: 28 Jun 2017 | Published: 28 Jun 2017

AlienVault

Your In-Depth 2017 Cybersecurity Report
sponsored by Comstor
RESEARCH CONTENT: Out of all of the myriad solutions on the market, information remains one of the greatest weapons that an enterprise can arm itself with. In this expansive 110-page report discover a wealth of research, insights, and perspectives on the current state of cybersecurity.
Posted: 28 Jun 2017 | Published: 28 Jun 2017

Comstor

Confronting Today's Advanced Email Threats
sponsored by Vircom
WHITE PAPER: Email is becoming one of the most favored attack surfaces used by malicious actors to harm your organization. Discover how to protect your enterprise from the growing number of sophisticated threats in today's threat environment.
Posted: 28 Jun 2017 | Published: 28 Jun 2017

Vircom

Prevent Attacks, Don't React: Deploying a Preventative Security Model
sponsored by Comstor
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to implement a cloud-delivered, predictive security model that can block phishing attempts, bespoke malware, and other evolving threats from the moment attackers first start spinning up their attack infrastructure.
Posted: 27 Jun 2017 | Published: 27 Jun 2017

Comstor

Mr. Robot and Today's New Data Protection
sponsored by Reduxio
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn about a data protection technology that uses point-in-time copying techniques like split-mirror backups and snapshots to keep your company safe from malware that could hold your information hostage.
Posted: 21 Jun 2017 | Published: 09 Jan 2017

Reduxio

Top 7 Reasons to Optimize Network Security with a Security Delivery Platform
sponsored by Gigamon
EBOOK: Uncover the top 7 reasons to optimize your network security model with a security delivery platform, ranging from evolving attacks like malware-as-a-service to the rise of SecOps.
Posted: 19 Jun 2017 | Published: 19 Jun 2017

Gigamon

Why Backup is Broken
sponsored by SolarWinds, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to address the vulnerability created by broken backup, and what the restoration revolution will look like. Also discover the obstacles to efficient backup, why backup is slow and unreliable, and more.
Posted: 15 Jun 2017 | Published: 15 Jun 2017

SolarWinds, Inc.

Your Guide to Mitigating Phishing Attacks
sponsored by PhishMe
WHITE PAPER: As one of the most persistent types of attacks, spear-phishing cannot be ignored. Discover the importance of implementing an incident response program that directly tackles phishing attacks.
Posted: 15 Jun 2017 | Published: 15 Jun 2017

PhishMe

4 Countermeasures to Protect Against Ransomware
sponsored by TrendMicro
WHITE PAPER: Learn from expert Doug Cahill, ESG Senior Analyst, as he investigates a prescriptive approach to mitigate the risk associated with ransomware.
Posted: 15 Jun 2017 | Published: 15 Jun 2017

TrendMicro

Malware Year in Review 2016
sponsored by PhishMe
WHITE PAPER: Ransomware's explosive growth in 2016 was evidence of a paradigm shift in criminal business ventures, resulting in estimated losses of well over $1 billion. Discover 4 major malware trends and specific examples of how they worked, and what it may mean for 2017.
Posted: 14 Jun 2017 | Published: 14 Jun 2017

PhishMe

Analyzing the Malware Threat
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: Find out how malware is evolving to circumvent commonly used defensive measures by learning to avoid behavior detection. Learn more about how this advanced malware functions, how to identify it, and how to neutralize it with cloud generation malware analysis.
Posted: 14 Jun 2017 | Published: 28 Feb 2017

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

The App is the Endpoint
sponsored by Blue Cedar
WHITE PAPER: Uncover 5 fundamental reasons why security leaders are moving away from a device management paradigm and instead are focusing on treating the app as the endpoint.
Posted: 14 Jun 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Blue Cedar

Data Breaches and the Great Security Disconnect
sponsored by PhishMe
RESOURCE: Access this infographic now to learn how to bolster your existing security measures with tools that address growing cyberthreats and empower your employees to be part of the solution.
Posted: 13 Jun 2017 | Published: 12 Jun 2017

PhishMe

Ransomware Infection to Encryption in Three Seconds
sponsored by Arctic Wolf Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource will prepare your organization for a ransomware attack by providing you with key insights on ransomware's unique nature, info on ransomware's rapid infection and encryption and best practices for blocking ransomware before it attacks.
Posted: 06 Jun 2017 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

Arctic Wolf Networks, Inc.

Ransomware: The Most Profitable Malware in History
sponsored by Cisco Umbrella
RESOURCE: Learn how to combat ransomware with four resources, including a blog post that details ransomware's past, present and future and a slideshow of ten shocking new facts about ransomware.
Posted: 30 May 2017 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

Cisco Umbrella

What's Driving Ransomware Attacks and How Should You Respond?
sponsored by Cisco Umbrella
WEBCAST: VP of Research at Gartner and leading authority on endpoint and server protection strategies, Peter Firstbrook, and Cisco Umbrella's CTO, Dan Hubbard, address the explosion of ransomware in the market and the simplest way for security practitioners to stay ahead of these attacks in this webcast.
Posted: 30 May 2017 | Premiered: Dec 30, 2016

Cisco Umbrella

Ransomware Defense for Dummies
sponsored by Cisco Umbrella
EBOOK: This Ransomware Defense For Dummies consists of five chapters that explore all you need to know to protect yourself from a costly ransomware attack.
Posted: 26 May 2017 | Published: 31 Jan 2017

Cisco Umbrella

Information Protection in the Web and Cloud Era
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: Explore a modern approach to data protection in the web and cloud era. Uncover 5 requirements for a modern DLP tool.
Posted: 26 May 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

Air-Gap, Isolated Recovery, and Ransomware: Cost vs. Value
sponsored by Rubrik
WHITE PAPER: Have you been thinking about air-gapping your infrastructure with scheduled updates to protect against ransomware? Download this resource to examine a thorough profile detailing isolated recovery—including its limitations—and determine its effectiveness in confronting undetected ransomware file encryption.
Posted: 26 Jun 2017 | Published: 26 Jun 2017

Rubrik

Protecting Sensitive Corporate Data Against the Full Spectrum of Mobile Risk
sponsored by Lookout
WEBCAST: Download this webcast to discover a full EMM platform that will protect sensitive corporate data against the full spectrum of mobile risks, from software vulnerabilities to behavior and configuration threats.
Posted: 26 Jun 2017 | Premiered: Jun 6, 2017

Lookout

How the Basics of Network Security Have Evolved
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, networking expert Andrew Froehlich explores some of the fundamental shifts in network security – drilling down into how modern tools work better together, replacing yesterday's isolated, autonomous components. Learn about 4 cutting-edge security tools that every enterprise network should be evaluating in the coming months.
Posted: 09 Jun 2017 | Published: 05 Jun 2017

Fortinet, Inc.

Your Guide to Combatting Ransomware's Domination of 2017
sponsored by CyberArk Software, Inc
EGUIDE: Learn how to boost your ransomware security awareness in this expert e-guide. Additionally, discover why ransomware continues to be a major threat and what ransomware prevention tools can help you win the battle.
Posted: 06 Jun 2017 | Published: 02 Jun 2017

CyberArk Software, Inc
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MALWARE DEFINITION (continued): …  varies with each "mutation," the essential function usually remains the same. For example, a spyware program intended to act as a keylogger will continue to perform that function even though its signature changes. If the malicious program is discovered by an anti-malware vendor and its signature is added to a downloadable database, the anti-malware program will fail to detect the rogue code after the signature has changed, just as if a new virus, worm, Trojan or spyware program has emerged. In this way, malware creators gain an advantage over countermeasure developers.The best method … 
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